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Examining The SSD Industry – Evolution and Progress

There are many companies marketing solid state storage products today. The landscape is broadening, yet we continue to see consolidation. Who are the players today and who will be around in ten years? Stay tuned in upcoming days as our follow up articles shed a bit of light on today’s SSD companies, focus on the business models of some, and maybe even …

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OCZ Launches Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD With Up to 16TB Capacity and 1.4 Million IOPS

High performance solid state storage devices for enterprise and data center use are getting faster everyday it seems. Today, OCZ announced the release of their a new product, the OCZ Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD. While the name is impressive, the specifications are decidedly more so. To start things off, the CloudServ is availability in several configurations up to an …

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Starboard Storage Systems Emerges – Launches AC72 With SSD Acceleration

Starboard Storage Systems, a company that was apparently just launched today, has announced the release of their AC72 mixed storage system. Facilitating what Starboard is calling “Application Crafted Storage”, the new unit should allow administrators to employ a “set it and forget it” attitude when it comes to managing storage. This will allow the focus to be exclusively on maintaining …

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ATP Releases Velocity SI Pro SSD As SLC Comes Into Season – 240GB Specs Detail Lifespan of 8000TBW

ATP Electronics, well known for their high performance memory products, has released their new Velocity SI Pro industrial grade SSD. The newly released LSI Sandforce based drives will offer up to 500MB/s read and write speeds, not to mention 60,000 4k random read IOPS. The SI Pro will utilize SLC flash and has gone through extra validation for things like shock …

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Hitachi Releases Ultrastar SSD400S.B Enterprise SSD Introducing Intel 25nm SLC NAND

Hitachi has announced the release of their Ultrastar SSD400S.B Series of enterprise SSDs, these SSDs being the first to employ 25nm SLC NAND flash memory ensuring ultra-high performance and endurance.  The SSD400S.B features the 6GB/s SAS interface and is available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB. Specifications detail performance at 536MB/s read and 502MB/s write (64K sequential) with random …

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Maingear Releases Six Core Laptop With 1.8TB Of SSD Storage

Maingear, well known for their high performance custom PCs, has announced the release of their Titan 17 gaming laptop. Fully decked out, this beast will include a Core i7-3960x, 32 GB of ram, 2 Geforce GTX 580Ms in SLI, each with a 2GB framebuffer and, the star of this show, 1.8 TB of SSD storage. In this configuration, the brimming behemoth …

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The SSD Review News for February 7, 2012

Let’s see… Today is the seventh day, of the second week, of the second month, of 2012 and the second full moon of the year is shining brightly in the sky over Ontario. Relevance? None…just facts. We’d like to ensure you take advantage of any and all opportunities to win free products so tonight we are highlighting Kitguru’s most recent contest.   …

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Intel Series 520 SSD Round Up Special Edition

To say that Intel went all out with their allocation of Series 520 SSDs for review is quite the understatement.  In fact, we have NEVER seen this many reviews hit the net simultaneously. The Series 520 is, without a doubt, the biggest and baddest SSD to hit the streets and it’s release has probably been the most anticipated event in …

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